NUTRIENTS FOR WOMEN- Adult health
Post by Rising Kashmir on Wednesday, September 7, 2022
By the time we reach our 40’s and 50’s , we need to concentrate on our overall health to protect our heart, get ready for and deal with menopause and bone health.
Vitamin D is a nutrient for maintaining bone integrity. As we grow older the ability to convert sunlight to Vitamin D becomes lesser, so we need to concentrate on better food sources and fortified dairy.
Omega -3 fats are known for protection against heart diseases and in the metabolism of Cholesterol and Triglycerides. Walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds and salmon are a regular must.
Antioxidants protect against ageing. They also have a positive impact on menopause symptoms and heart health. Daily intake of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables are a must.
Vitamin C along with being an antioxidant is also crucial for collagen synthesis. Collagen is crucial for our bones, muscles and skin. All citrus fruits, papaya, tomatoes are a great source.
Rupali Datta, RD
Founder Diet Decisions
DDPHN, RD, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBER IDA